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Best Xbox Series X|S Accessories for 2022

Must have gear for next-gen gaming

From controllers to headsets to storage, there are plenty of accessories for your new Xbox Series X|S. But the accessory market can be hit-or-miss, and finding good accessories can be difficult. VSG is here to help.

We’ve put together a list of all the best Xbox Series X|S accessories based on specs, reviews, and features that will fit any budget. New gear is constantly being released, so this list will be updated regularly.

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Best Headset: Microsoft Wireless Xbox Series X|S Headset

There are a ton of excellent third-party headsets compatible with the Xbox Series X|S, but you can’t go wrong with this official headset from Microsoft. This a nice-sounding headset – providing support for Windows Sonic, Dolby, Atmos and DTS Headphone: X – with rotating ear cups that controls the volume and game/chat balance. It also has a very stable audio connection, a good mic, and a broad feature set for the price. The combination of Bluetooth and chat-mix balance, for example, is a feature typically found in more expensive headsets.

Best Controller: Xbox Wireless Controller

If budget is no concern, the Xbox Elite Wireless Controller Series 2 is the best of the best, but the core Xbox Wireless Controller is a fantastic wireless controller in its own right. Available in multiple colors, the Xbox Wireless Controller is comfortable, has nice button action, and can last for up to 40 hours of active gaming use on a couple of AA batteries. If you’d rather use rechargeable batteries, opt for the Xbox-branded Rechargeable Battery + USB-C Cable, which fully charges in under 4 hours and can provide up to 30 hours of battery life per charge.

Best Storage Expansion: Seagate 1TB SSD

The Xbox Series X comes with a 1TB internal SSD drive and the Xbox Series S offers a 512GB drive, but game file sizes continue to increase, and unless you’re diligently uninstalling games you no longer need, you’re likely going to fill those up quickly. Thankfully, Microsoft has accounted for that, and partnered with Seagate to give users the ability to expand their consoles storage with memory card-style SSDs that can be slotted into a specially designed port.

The Seagate Storage Expansion Card – available in 512GB, 1TB, or 2TB – is specifically designed for the Xbox Series X|S, so it seamlessly integrates with the Xbox Velocity Architecture and delivers fast read and write capabilities.

Best Alternative Controller: Xbox Adaptive Controller

Microsoft is at the forefront of gaming accessibility, and the Xbox Adaptive Controller is unique in the gaming world. The controller is essentially a switchboard for adaptive controls, allowing every function of the Xbox standard controllers to be mapped to a different device. What’s more incredible is that each person can tailor the controller to their specific needs – you can arrange peddles, attach joysticks, toggles, or buttons of any size in a unique configuration.

As Microsoft says, “when everyone plays, we all win.”

Best Mobile Controller: Backbone One

The Backbone One controller provides plug in and play support for any iOS game or service that supports controllers, including titles on Xbox Game Pass, Apple Arcade, or streaming from your Xbox using Remote Play. The controller is ergonomic, with clickable thumbsticks, a highly responsive D-pad and action-ready button placements. Plus, it has the lowest latency of any iPhone controller, pass-through charging, and a 3.5mm audio port.

Best Racing Wheel: Logitech G923 TrueForce

A good racing wheel is an essential purchase for racing sims, as the steering wheel and pedal sets are the only accessories that mimic the tactile sensations of a sport that’s largely based on feel. Enter the Logitech G923 TrueForce, hands down the best steering wheel and pedal set for driving-game aficionados. The G923 has a premium brushed metal build with automotive-style leather stitching around the wheel. Its tech – which Logitech calls TrueForce – delivers extra sensations and vibrations designed to make your game feel more realistic, giving you a more immersive racing and driving experience.

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